His Name Was Jason: 30 Years Of Friday The 13th

Synopsis: A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.
Director(s): Daniel Farrands
Production: Stax
90 min

- ( eerie music playing )

- ( whimpering )

( screams )

Following the sign

to Camp Crystal Lake

can only mean one thing--

bad luck.

For her, not for us.

You see in 1980 when

producer/director Sean Cunningham

released a little film

into the world called ''Friday the 1 3th,''

not even he could have

imagined the success

or the fame or the carnage

that would ensue.

With 1 2 movies to date,

an endless body count

and over a half billion

in worldwide box-office dollars,

''Friday the 1 3th'' gave birth

to one of the greatest cinematic villains of

our time.

She doesn't know

what she's in for.

So lock up your cabin doors,

zip up your tents

and make sure that

your car does indeed start,

because tonight

he could be anywhere.

So you wondering

who l'm talking about?

His name was Jason.

( blood splattering )

( screaming )

For some of us,

the problems we have as adults

go back to our mothers.

ln the case of Jason,

truer words

were never spoken.

( man softly )

Kill kill kill...

ln the late '70s,

Steve Miner and l had made a couple

of children's movies

and neither one of them

was very successful.

And we had to do something

to keep the lights on.

And so we came up with this notion

of doing ''Friday the 1 3th.''

We had a title and a need

- to make some money.

- ( shatters )

The thing about the story

is that it's so profoundly simple.

The longest part of the process

of creating the first ''Friday the 1 3th''

was figuring out the venue,

so l had to find some territory

that was adult-free

so that these kids would be

on their own

and we could pick them off

one by one.

My character was sort of like

the Janet Leigh in ''Psycho.''

l'm the setup character

to follow,

but l didn't last too long.

We ran into the woods

where it was safe.


We had this notion that these kids

would be out at a summer camp

and would be threatened

by some kind of serial killer.

We would then be surprised

to discover

who the serial killer was at the end.

Mrs. Voorhees,

who is mighty pissed off

that her son Jason

drowned while

a couple of counselors

were off boning somewhere.

The counselors weren't

paying any attention.

They were making love

while that young boy drowned.

The scariest moment

in the original movie

is when Alice realizes

that Pamela is the killer.

Kill her, Mommy!

Kill her!

And that's the beginning

of the chase at the end of the movie.

( screaming )

And when we think all is quiet

and she survived

that horrible Friday the 1 3th...

The boy, is he dead too?


The one who attacked me, the one

who pulled me underneath the water!

Ma'am, we didn't find any boy.

Then he's still there.

And he certainly was.

Lauren-Marie Taylor:

Before we started filming ''Part 2,''

they had us watch

the original ''Friday the 1 3th,''

which almost scared me off

to not doing the project,

'cause it really freaked

me out.

After the first one

Jason had been created,

so the notion of having a surprise

as to who it is or what it is

changed completely.

So what the stories became

was sort of a ritualized telling

of a group of young people

who go someplace

- where they shouldn't go.

- ( gasps )

What are you kids

doing out here?

We come back to Crystal Lake

to open up this camp again.

The ghost of the past,

Jason comes to haunt them.


And one by one,

Jason Voorhees kills us

and continues to do

what he does best.

''Part 2'' was basically

his journey

of seeking revenge

over the death of his mother.

And he's got her

decapitated head

on his mantelpiece.

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